Easily Confused Words


Through / Threw


shows direction (usually into one side of something and out the other side)

  • Our car drove through the tunnel
  • I went through two years of training before getting my license.


  • Are you through with your spaghetti?
  • I'm through with this nonsense!


past tense of "throw"

  • My mom threw a frisbee to our dog.
  • We threw a big party to celebrate.
  • Angel threw out all the crumbs and napkins.

Note: The word thorough looks a lot like through, but it has an extra "o", is pronounced differently, and means "complete", as in "You did a very thorough job on that assignment."

Instructions for the Quiz:

Fill in each blank with through or threw.